saying “yes” to God

Welcome to Surprised by Life, a brand new blog where I’m leading women in saying “yes” to God and helping them look for beauty in their lives. It’s a place for women to be real, learn to trust God again, and choose to see their lives as the beautiful creation God made them to be.

Take a minute to hear my heart for this new space?

I’m on a search for beauty friends (more about why later this week!), and to celebrate, I’m giving away this necklace created especially for the Surprised by Life community (necklace says “My Life is Beautiful.”) from Grace Tags.

{Giveaway now closed}



To Enter:

1. Share glimpses of the beauty of your own life. This week get intentional about seeking beauty in your life by taking snapshots of what you find. They can include:

* Your children
* Trips
* Sunsets
* Spring beauty
* Sports activities
* Flowers
* Your home
* Book quotes
* Bible verses
* Or really, anything at all that you find beautiful

2. When you’ve captured your beautiful pictures, share them via social media.

* Share them on Facebook at the Surprised by Life page.
* Tweet them on Twitter  using the hashtag #SurprisedByLife
* Share them on Instagram using the #SurprisedByLife hashtag.
* Pin them on Pinterest
* Share them in a blog post and link them up at the bottom of this post.

3. Come back and comment here telling me how you shared.

The contest will be open all week, but you can keep sharing your photos at any of these places as long as you like. You can watch for mine there too. Enter as many times as you’d like.

You can also take 20% off of any size order at Grace Tags this week. Just head over and use the code: lifeisbeautiful at checkout!

And one more thing? You can also get a free copy of my latest resource called Surprised By Life: Five Ways to Respond Well When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned by subscribing to my free newsletter below. If you need help knowing how to navigate the things life throws your way with grace, and believe that your response matters to God, this brief resource is for you.

Would you be so kind as to join me tomorrow? I’m sharing some of my story…some of what has brought me to a new place in my writing and in my life.

  • Rhonda Huskins

    Hi Brooke

    I’m so excited to read your books! You really touch my heart I hope you know that. In this day and time
    It’s hard to find good Christian friends you know you can count on. Thanks again
    For sharing.

    Much love & many blessings,

    • Brooke McGlothlin

      Thank you Rhonda :) So glad you’re here today!

  • Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates

    It’s just lovely here Brooke! And your video is wonderful. Many blessings to you in your new journey my friend!

    • Brooke McGlothlin

      Thank you so much Lisa :)

  • Lori

    Beautiful Brooke. Just beautiful. So excited to see what God will do with your vision!!

    • Brooke McGlothlin

      Thank you Lori! I’m excited too!

  • Monica

    Thank you for sharing your life in this beautiful space, Brooke!

  • Jennifer

    I tweeted a photo of my 7 y/o daughter feeding my 18 m/o son. :) @thisgalsjourney

    LOVE the new blog!!

  • Cherie

    Congratulations Brooke! Your new space looks amazing and as always, inviting and welcoming! I took your challenge and posted today about the beauty in my life. Thanks for the prompt. I am certainly surrounded by the amazing gifts of God!!

  • carrie

    I posted a photo on your FB page of my 2 year old playing putt putt golf. Congrats on your new blog.

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  • Jennifer

    I tweeted another photo….first sunny warm-ish day in a week!!

  • Leigh

    I posted one on Instagram (lmilla) – I’ll be posting more! 😉

    Congratulations on the new bloggy space! It’s beautiful!

  • Sharon


    Thank you for such an honest and touching post.

    I just pinned some of my pictures here:

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  • Jennifer

    I tweeted another photo of my little man today. :)

  • Julie Catanzaro

    This is such a neat idea. Thanks for helping me focus this week. I posted pictures to your Facebook page. :)

  • Sarah

    I posted a blog link and posted to Instagram. Thanks for this blog! I’m struggling with several things in my spiritual walk right now, and your words have been so timely!